My Weekend in Savannah, GA
As a New Englander, I can say that I have been to not only most of the New England states, but the northeastern states as well. However, I can’t say the same for the southern ones!
As I have gotten older, I have loved visiting the south! Northerners: southern charm is a real thing. The south is just so dang cute and it is not a myth that the people are nicer. It might be all of the sweet tea that they drink down there, but everyone is as sweet as can be.
I have heard amazing things about Savannah, GA and I knew I had to make the trip there sometime soon! The word on the street was right: Savannah was amazing, everything from the beauty to the food to the fun I had!
Here is what I did while I was in Savannah:
Hit the Main Streets
Need to do some shopping? Head to Broughton Street! Take a leisurely stroll down Broughton to check out your usual name brand suspects and local boutiques. There is a store for every price range and anything you are looking for. I especially loved window shopping at the Paris Market & Brocante because it had the cutest home decor. Next time I go back to Savannah I am doing way more than window shopping here!
Want to get some southern cuisine along the Savannah River? Head to River Street! A little touristy if you ask me, but I loved watching the old southern tour boats float along the river. There are also a bunch of different restaurants and bars to check out along this street. Did you know you can get your drinks to go in Savannah and drink them as you walk? Get a drink to go and enjoy it along the Savannah River!
Walk Around the City
I did SO much walking white I was here. I love walking around cities for a number of reasons. First off, it is free (we love that). Second, you get so see so much more of the city you are visiting. There is so much more to see on the streets than you can see from the seat of a car.
Savannah is filled to the brim with southern charm. I found that as we walked through the streets they have so many parks and squares! If you need a rest from all of the walking you are doing, a square is the perfect place to do so. Have you seen the movie Forrest Gump? Make sure you visit Chippewa Square!
Speaking of parks, Forsyth is the best. It has a huge fountain in the middle that is just breathtaking. The whole time I was in Savannah, there was beautiful weather and I loved the way that the sun would shine on the fountain’s water and make it sparkle.
I was also here during the Savannah College of Art and Design Chalk Festival and if you have the chance, this is such a great time to visit Savannah. Basically, students and alumni can sign up to get a sidewalk tile square to draw whatever they choose with sidewalk chalk! Artists created some amazing works of art and it was so crazy that it is all chalk! Besides the drawings, there is also live entertainment and many food booth and trucks. The Savannah food scene is AWESOME!
Eat Your Heart Out
I know I did while I was here! Savannah has so many great restaurants to choose from. One of my favorite things I ate in Savannah was actually a tart lemonade popsicle from Savannah Square Pops from their booth at the chalk festival. I am usually a die hard ice cream type of girl, but this New Englander was dying in the southern heat. There was just something about a nice cold popsicle that sounded refreshing! Savannah Square Pops also has a store front location, so definitely check them out because they are SO much better than your average grocery store popsicle.
Some of my favorite sit down restaurants were the Little Duck Diner and The Olde Pink House. The interior design in the Little Duck Diner is to die for. Their menu also has everything that I could ask for from tacos to milkshakes. The Olde Pink House is a historic house with some great food! Also, the outside is pink!! What’s not to love?
Have you been to Savannah? What did you do while you were there? I would love to hear all about your trip in comments below!
Thanks for reading!